For Otley Methodist Church
June and July 2007
|CHAIRMAN'S LETTER||FAREWELL TO REVD MICHAEL TOWNSEND|
|THANKS TO ALISTAIR||THANK YOU FROM TWO GRATEFUL PARENTS|
|THANKS AND NEWS||METHODIST HANDBOOK|
|SERVICE TEAM||MONDAY FELLOWSHIP|
|HOLIDAY SCHEME||PRIMARY SCHOOL COORDINATOR|
|SIMEON WOOD||MENSTON FLOWER FESTIVAL|
|BIBLE SOCIETY||MISSION AND OUTREACH|
|HARRIET’S STORY||MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS|
|FORTHCOMING EVENTS||ALPHA COURSE|
|METHODIST COUNCIL||NEWS FROM POOL METHODIST CHURCH|
|NCH||DATES FOR DIARY|
Pastoral Letter from the District Chairman
For a variety of reasons both personal and related to my
ministry, I have been reflecting recently on the subject of change. Like many
people of a certain age I find I welcome change less readily than I used to.
When the hymn writer Henry Francis Lyte wrote, ‘Change and decay in all around
I see’, and clearly equated the two things, I feel a certain sympathy! And I
have concluded that we resist change most when it affects things we have come to
value very deeply. We fear the loss of that which is familiar and precious and
we find it difficult to trust the unknown. This, it seems to me, applies to much
of our church life at the present time.
Yet in itself change is entirely neutral, never to be either resisted or welcomed purely for its own sake. The mature Christian response to proposed change is to evaluate it, looking for what is good in what is being proposed and weighing that against the loss we are afraid of. The difficulty is that whereas we know the worth of what is already tried and tested, the worth of what Thomas Traherne called ‘things new and strange’ is quite unknown to us; which is why we are fearful.
Sometimes, after the options have been weighed, it is only through letting go of what is known and loved that we move on. Bereavement does that to us and we have no say in the matter. With other things we do have a choice and learning to embrace change positively is a sign of spiritual growth. Christians should know that whatever changes happen God’s love never leaves us. Perhaps Lyte was right after all: “O thou who changest not, abide with me!’
A THANKFUL TRIBUTE
The time has come, when after 10 years of ministry at
Otley & Pool, we soon sadly have to say Goodbye to our Minister, Alistair
and his family.
We have been well blessed during his time with us – it has been a time of change in many ways – not least of which his leadership during our successful church refurbishment. We have seen him introduce modern ideas, whilst still holding to the usual older forms of worship. He has led church meetings with alacrity, giving balanced opinions when needed. He has cared for the pastoral needs of his flock like a true shepherd. If I were to choose one of his most successful achievements it would be the Friday Shoppers half hour service. Here you could see him at his best. The numbers have grown at this short service with folk coming along from other churches in the Circuit.
We have seen Sarah and Tim grow into adulthood, serving the church and becoming children any parents would be proud to have. Of his wife, Carol, we have seen a quiet determination and support for her husband, whilst also serving the church when she could.
It has been in the Focus Team meetings that Alistair has proved his leadership and support for the work of the Focus Magazine. Decisions within the meeting of the content of church newsletter have not always been easy to make. Personally, I have appreciated his opening prayers as we prayed for the homes into which Focus would go. Knaresborough’s loss was our gain, just as now it is our turn to endure loss, but realise it will be Baildon’s turn for gain.
We wish Alistair and the family every blessing for their futures, and remember them in our prayers, adding our huge thanks to them.
But what of the new chap and his missis? Some of you may have already met them. One thing for certain is that they will receive a great welcome to our churches at Pool and Otley. It will be up to us to make sure that they receive a truly Yorkshire welcome as they take up their work amongst us. So to Julian, his wife Jean and their new daughter Chloe, we say welcome indeed and assure them of our love and prayers as Julian begins his ministry here among us all.
THE FOCUS TEAM, Cynthia, Joan & Tom.
THANKS and News
would like to say thank you for all the cards & good wishes I have received
since my accident. They have been a great help especially during my stay in
hospital. I hope it will not be too long before I am with you all once more.
Once again many thanks for your kind thoughts. Joan
Society of Friends have expressed acknowledgement of our help with the Prayer
Mary Spybey was delighted to receive the flowers from church following her hip replacement and wishes to thank friends and members for their prayers, visits and good will messages.
Congratulations to new Grandparents, Janet & Paul
Womack on the birth of their grandson, George Paul David with best wishes to new
parents Nicola & Roger.
Also Congratulations to new Grandfather, Don Hunter
on the birth of his granddaughter, Millie. Best Wishes to new parents Kirsty and
All Good Wishes to Margaret & Ken Sowerby who
will be retiring from Ministry this summer. We hope they will call in to OMC, as
they will not be too far from Otley in their retirement.
The Focus Team wish to acknowledge the very kind
donations of £25 given to help with our production costs. This kindness is much
Please note that items for the August edition should
be handed in to Mrs Joan Monte on Sunday 15th July. Please also note
items for the September edition should be handed in no later than Sunday 19th
August. Thank You.
Service for The Revd. Michael J Townsend
mark 13 years tenure as District Chair will take place at
Cathedral Church of St Anne, Great George Street, Leeds LS2 8BE
Friday 20th July 2007 at 7.30pm.
Preacher will be Mrs Susan R Howdle, past Vice-President of Conference
A THANK YOU FROM TWO GRATEFUL PARENTS
When we moved to Otley in 1997, Sarah and Tim were 11
and 9 years old respectively. What a huge amount has happened to them in the
past 10 years! Endless amounts of exams for one thing, and no longer children
but now young adults.
We want to say thank you to everyone at Otley Methodist Church for the magnificent contribution you have made in helping us as parents to raise our two young people, for loving them and making them feel so special, for nurturing them in their faith and directing them towards the love of God. Some of you have been more closely associated with them than others – you have been their Sunday School teachers, their youth fellowship leaders, their youth club leaders, and we are indebted to you for the time you have given and for your commitment. Some of you have encouraged them into taking up positions of leadership and responsibility within the life of the church as they have got older, and we thank you for recognising some of the qualities that both Sarah and Tim posses. Some of you have quietly prayed for Sarah and Tim, and for us as a family and that has been appreciated more than you will ever know. All of you have “maintained the common life of worship and service that…all the children among you may grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of God and his son Jesus Christ our Lord”. You have fulfilled the promise asked of you in every baptism service, and for that we are deeply grateful.
Sarah and Tim have loved their time in Otley, and the church family have been a huge part of their lives. We will all take many treasured memories with us as we move on to Baildon. Thank you again, for your very special love and support.
Alistair and Carol.
THE METHODIST HANDBOOK 2007-2008.
If you would like to order a copy for the coming Methodist year, please
contact Joyce Calverley before the end of July.
MONDAY AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP
We held our Annual Meeting on May 21st. We
realised that the meeting has been going for 114 years, though there have been
some changes in personnel!!! Our average attendance now is 20 and we are keen to
welcome new members, men and women.
The next session will start on 24th September at 2.30pm. During next winter we have decided to take a break during January and February, hoping to avoid the worst of the weather. Meetings will re-commence on 3rd March. We have all been grateful for the way Eileen has kept things going during the last few months whilst Yvonne was not able to attend. During the next winter this arrangement will continue, but Yvonne has given notice that she will retire next year.
We hope that members and others in the church will give some thought to the future, for the Fellowship is our church’s only work specifically for the elderly and could be expanded into a much-needed witness, given some help and encouragement.
FROM THE SERVICES TEAM
As there have been a number of incidences of damage
during recent months the services team wish to remind all users of the premises, and in
particular, the Wesley Hall, that rules apply to their occupancy.
· All damage to be reported straight away
· Reasonable care to be taken at all times
· Unsupervised ball play is NOT allowed
· Footballs and all other forms of outside balls are banned inside the premises
balls are permitted. If specialist balls (ie.Basket balls) are used, then the
use must be under strict supervision.
The Leeds District Children’s Holiday 2007
This holiday is sponsored by the District to give a holiday to children from the Leeds area who, because of their circumstances, would not otherwise enjoy a time away from home.
This year a group of 22 children will be taken to
Ashville College, Harrogate from 11th-18th August, when a
mixture of activities and trips will take place on site and around the area.
Churches across the district generously support the
scheme in many ways. You can help by:
· Baking a cake, home baking is a real treat for snacks & suppers
· Collecting suitable clothing for 7-11 year olds, especially underwear, T-shirts, swimwear, jeans and shorts
· Collecting toys, books and games for quieter moments
· Making a financial contribution. The cost of taking 22 children on the holiday is about £5000. This includes everything from accommodation and transport to ice creams and donkey rides!
· The cost per child is about £225 each. Could our church or circuit consider sponsoring one child?
· Donations should be sent directly to the holiday treasurer:
Mrs G Wigham, 1 Benton Park Avenue, Leeds LS19 5LZ
(Cheques should be made payable to Leeds Methodist District Holiday A/C)
For further information and to arrange collection of contributions,
please contact Susan Old, 7 Edgbaston Walk, Leeds, LS17 7ND. (Tel. 0113 2950895)
Thank you for your support.
Primary Schools Project Co-ordinator
Otley Deanery seeks to appoint a Primary Schools Project Co-ordinator to manage and develop the rapidly growing work in primary schools based on the Open the Book storytelling project. (12 hours a week for 2 years £9.62 per hour)
Otley Deanery is excited by the growth of the Open
the Book Bible storytelling project currently operating in twelve primary
schools involving over fifty volunteers from 14 churches. They are eager to
develop this valuable work and explore new ways of working with our schools. The
role of project co-ordinator is a key position for someone with experience of
primary age children, project management and working with volunteers. Further
details available from OTB Project Co-ordinator, The Chestnuts, Burras Lane,
Otley LS21 3HS
Tel. 01943 465927 email:email@example.com.
Tel. 01943 465927 email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date Friday 22nd June Interviews
Tuesday 3rd July. Starting date 28th August with two
induction days during August. An enhanced level CRB disclosure is a requirement
of the post.
MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH INVITE YOU TO A
Friday 29th June 10am-8pm
Saturday 30th June 10am-5pm
Sunday 1st July 2-5pm.
Programmes £5 on the door (children 16 & under
£4 in advance from Menston Post Office
SIMEON WOOD IN CONCERT
An evening of outstanding musicianship, humour &
Saturday 30th June at 7.30pm Tickets £5
(children 16 & under £3)
Available from Menston Post Office or 01943 874697
All proceeds in aid of their Building Development
FROM THE BIBLE SOCIETY
TRANSFORMATION IS SWEEPING THE GLOBE, and Bible
Society is triggering many of the changes – generous donors help kick-start
new projects and boost established programmes.
Four years ago, Zhang, a member of the Chinese black
Mao ethnic group, found the Bible incomprehensible. He called himself a
Christian, but life was a struggle and his life loomed empty before him. Then a
friend taught him to read the New Testament, which transformed his faith.
Now the gospel is a vital part of daily routine for
this Chinese Christian. “Reading the Bible is like eating rice”, said Zhang,
“You have to take it every day. I have suffered and walked through difficult
journeys that others have not gone through – but God’s Word gives me
Over in South America, hearing Scripture in their own
language has had an extraordinary impact on a group of Paraguayan cowboys. A
Guarani Bible Society cassette given to the sole Christian family on a ranch
found its way round the community.
People started listening – and responding –
Cowboys who propped up the bar all weekend were now sober. Former street
fighters were gathering in houses to worship. The amazed ranch-owner now has
opened one of his own buildings for use as a church.
The Circuit Missions Sponsored Walk is on Saturday 14th
July, when there will be a shorter 4.5 mile and longer 8 mile one; the walks
will split after lunch at Hawksworth. Anyone is welcome to share in fellowship
on the walk, for more details see notice board in reception area, or Fred King.
Please sign one of the sponsor forms if you would like to sponsor our church
Thank you to all who supported the Poverty Lunch when
£82 was donated. There will be a Coffee Morning in Aid of Missions on Friday 13th
Missionary Boxes – will box holders please hand
them in to Gill Chaplin no later than 1st July for inclusion in this
years’ accounts. Fred King.
It’s about a year since I first heard about Harriet, she would only be a few months old then. Harriet had been in an orphanage in Kathmandu where there were 4 carers for 75 children but a foreign couple were proposing to adopt her. Harriet did not readily take her food and so had become malnourished, partly due to a nasty infection in her mouth that made it painful to take in nutrition. While the couple were arranging to come to Nepal, Lisa (a paediatric nurse) and Andrew, friends of Sarah & Paul Wright, were asked to look after Harriet for a couple of weeks. The adoption fell through, as did a second one, Lisa and Andrew continued look after Harriet and although they had four children of their own Lisa and Andrew decided to apply to become legal Guardians for Harriet, who was still struggling to gain weight.
We again picked up Harriet’s story when we visited
Paul & Sarah late November last year when we learned Lisa and Andrew were
still waiting for Harriet’s guardianship to come through. At this time things
were becoming quite desperate, firstly because of the delicate political
situation, a new interim government was taking office on 1st December
and if the guardianship wasn’t completed before then the whole application
process would have to start again. Secondly Lisa’s sister was getting married
at Moortown just after Christmas when the whole family were returning to the UK.
Harriet’s guardianship needed to come through before she could a visa, and
more importantly arrangements had been made through contacts at U.M.N. for
Harriet to see a paediatrician at Jimmys about her weight problem. On several
occasions Sarah had care of Harriet while Lisa and Andrew made representation to
the Ministry and on one occasion Sarah accompanied Lisa as interpreter when
Andrew was unavailable. During these visits to the Ministry they were told that
as they were not Nepali they couldn’t be Guardians for a Nepali child. On 30th
November, the last day before the new government, they were given guardianship
– great rejoicing. The following day as the family were making plans to
celebrate, Andrew, who works for Overseas Aid was told his next posting would be
back to the UK, not Africa as they had hoped. Probably due to all the emotions
over Harriet, Lisa was very upset but amongst the tears did say “I can’t
help being upset but I know everything is in God’s hands and His plan”, and
they did celebrate Harriet’s guardianship.
While dealing with Nepali bureaucracy arrangements
had been made with social services in Southampton for Harriet’s eventual
adoption in the UK and also towards getting her visa. The couple were granted a
visitors visa for the UK before Christmas so that Harriet could attend the
family wedding. Harriet took part as a bridesmaid in Lisa’s sister’s wedding
– with an outfit matching Lisa’s three daughters who were bridesmaids. Soon
after returning to Nepal in the New Year the Home Office granted a Settlement
Visa to Harriet so that she can live permanently in the UK.
Miraculously the trip to the UK coincided with a
dramatic change in Harriet’s attitude to food, Lisa’s family watched in
surprise as she finished off adult portions of Christmas dinner. A neurologist
in Nepal has suggested that some of her earlier problems were as a result of her
being swaddled and laid in the position daily at the orphanage. Her weight gain
and eating are improving and she is now walking and babbling. Andrew will be
taking up a new post in London in the summer, not what they wanted work wise but
they will get good medical attention for Harriet and more easily deal with her
British adoption process. In the last few weeks the couple have also found out
that Harriet has been granted British citizenship. Alleluia.
Mission without borders
STRAWBERRY TEA will be held at the home of Pauline & Bob Dobson at 27
Cambridge Grove on Saturday 7th July from 2.30pm. There will also be
a Bring & Buy and a Card stall. All proceeds for Mission Without Borders.
Pauline has received the following letter from the School’s director, N. Cobasnean….
the sponsors of this project Mr & Mrs Dobson. We thank you for everything
you do in the Name of the Lord! Your goodness lives in the heart of each child
and it will never erase from there.
Dear sponsors, you have heard the calling of our hearts prompted by a desire to change our daily life. You have arranged the things in such a way to cover needs of a lot of children. The gift (dental materials), which you offered to us have pleased the heart of every child. These materials will help fight different dental diseases.
We thank you for your commitment in this wonderful project, which gladdens and strengthens children’s hearts. We exist together and share your achievements. We wish you long years and only nice and beautiful words. May God bless you and strengthen you in all good and grandiose acts.
Please see the Church Notice Board for photographs of this Special Project in the Home in Orhei, Moldova – showing all the wonderful equipment that has been bought through our kindness.
Please remember all these people in your prayers.
Alpha Course is to be advertised on TV in September as part of this year’s
annual Initiative. The 60 second advertisement will appear on popular digital
channel E4 during two weeks in the run-up to the autumn courses. It will also
appear on 2,000 cinema screens across the UK and on screens in more than 250
health clubs. Digital channel E4 is available on Freeview & has a wide
audience of 18-35 year-olds. The theme of this year’s advertising is based
upon an animated film produced by 24year old graphic designer Alastair Duckworth
which won last year’s Alpha viral competition. It depicts human life as a
conveyor belt from birth to death, incorporating many wry humorous touches.
This is the 10th annual UK Alpha advertising initiative. More than 23% of the British population now recognise Alpha as a Christian course.
The advertisement will appear more than 30 times on E4 during the two-week span in September. The daily reach of E4 is 2.6million viewers and the Big Brother final will fall during the 2 week advertising period.
The national Alpha prayer events, when local churches gather together to pray for the coming courses, are set for dates around September 13. There are also 20 ‘Equip & Refresh Days’ offering an opportunity for potential Alpha leaders to be trained and inspired. More information is available on uk.alpha.org.
Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza
Coun.Nigel Francis writes:- Nowadays it is not very
often you get good news, but once again we are delighted to say that on Sunday 9th
September, we will be staging the annual Vintage Transport Extravaganza at
Knotford Nook, Pool Road, from 10-4pm. As a local organisation or individual you
will be able to benefit from the show by having a stall to raise funds for your
organisation, to promote the work that you do, or to even sell unwanted items
from your own home. If the weather is fine then we can expect around 5,000
people to attend. Yes that’s right 5,000 people. You must be asking yourself
by now how much will it cost me to stand at this event?
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…The only thing we ask is that you leave no litter and respect other people around you. Also No Food Vehicles Will Be Permitted Onto the Site…If your stall appears to be selling mainly new items and you are not a charity or organisation, then you will be charged trade rate of £10. per pitch. Trade Stands are available at a cost of £10 per pitch paid in advance..Cheques payable to O.V.T.E.
Obviously due to the tremendous demand for FREE SPACES we would ask you to let us know as soon as possible if you are coming along to the event. Please enclose a S.A.E. as permits and other information will not be sent out without one and you will lose your stall.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT GO THE CHARITY ‘HANG ON TO A DREAM’ WHICH RAISES MONEY FOR TERMINALLY/SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR DREAMS COME TRUE.
The Network Banquet is at Rawdon Trinity
Church on Tuesday 10th July at 7pm. Tickets £6 are available from
Mrs Pauline Dobson
Would you like to ‘Come, see the place..’? In the footsteps of Jesus 18th-28th October 2007 – for details contact Marian Jones, Leeds (Wesley) Circuit 0113 257 0563.
The Leeds Methodist Mission, at Oxford Place enquire
‘Can you give us a day a month (or more)? Are you a good listener? We need
help with our Person-to-Person listening service. Are you good with food?
We need help in our lounge café. The Lounge Café & P2P are open Monday to
Can you help in either of these ways? If so please contact us. The Superintendent Minister, Leeds Methodist Mission, Oxford Place, Leeds LS1 3AX Tel. 0113 275 2793 email@example.com
Advance Notice…please mark the date in your diaries
Now…for an Illustrated Lecture by the World Famous Photographer DERRY BRABBS
– photographer for “James Herriot’s Yorkshire” “Fellwalking with
Wainwright” & “Angela Rippon’s West Country”.
To be given on SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER at 7.30pm in the Wesley
Hall. Tickets £6 Concession £4 Ring 01943 466884
THE METHODIST COUNCIL
TAKES EXCITING STEPS TO LIBERATE CHURCHES, CIRCUITS & DISTRICTS
The Methodist Council met at the end of March for its
last meeting before the annual Conference in July. The main topic under debate
was the Team Focus process, which is
reconfiguring the Connexional Team in order to better serve the Church. The
intensive and collaborative process involved twelve “ground clearing”
projects which closely examined the ways in which the Connexional Team supports
the Church, and this has informed the Council’s discussions.
Rev Ken Howcroft, Co-ordinating Secretary for Conference and Communication, said the Team Focus proposals are now ready to be prepared for presentation to the Conference. Some of the decisions have been difficult to make. The details of others still need to be worked out and tested before they are finalised, but we are now confident that we have the right structure for the Team in order to encourage and liberate exciting work in churches, circuits and districts”
Other major topics included the future shape of the Youth Conference, the best way to structure adult training and the leadership of the Methodist Church. Methodist Conference will debate these issues and a full agenda of business in Blackpool from 5-12 July 2007.
To view the Council papers please visit: www.methodist.org.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=information.content&cmid=1355
Full information about the Methodist Conference may be found at www.methodistconference.org.uk.
NEWS FROM POOL CHURCH
On Sunday 17th June at 10.30am Rev Alistair Newton conducts his last service at Pool. This is also a service of Holy Communion. We thank Alistair and his family for all their work at Pool over the last ten years. Not always an easy place to take a service, and ten years of ups and downs and some changes but we sincerely thank Alistair for his ministry at Pool and wish him God Speed in his future work in Baildon and the West Yorkshire District.
The Women’s Fellowship said an official goodbye to Alistair at their last meeting in May, and made a presentation to him. We as a church at Pool will say our official goodbyes on Sunday 29th July at Otley when we are joining with the Otley congregation for Alistair’s last service in the Circuit.
On Friday 1st June we had an unexpected
visit to Pool of two Ghanaian Ministers, one of them being head of Education in
Ghana. They had come to pay tribute to Joseph Rhodes Dunwell, the first
Methodist Missionary to the then Gold Coast. We have agreed to try and forge new
links between the present Church in Ghana and ourselves. Quite an unexpected and
cordial visit. Joseph Rhodes Dunwell is greatly respected in Ghana as the first
white person to bring the gospel to Ghana – at great personal sacrifice to
himself – as he only lived for 6 months at Cape Coast before he died of the
“White Man’s Disease”, ie, Malaria. So at Pool we look backwards 170 years
and of course to the present, and the future, going forward with faith and hope.
Bless you Alistair we will remember your work at Pool. God Bless. Roger Bareham.
from Roger….Many thanks to the 1812 Group for hosting the Coffee Morning for N.C.H. on Friday 18th May. The used computer ink cartridges and mobile phones and old coins continue to come in. Thank you. It was pointed out to me this past month, that a resident of Menston had kindly put in appeal for the above items in the Menston Community guide. A very welcome contact. Thank you to whoever has spread the word.
Sunday at Pool Pauline Wright will use some of the N.C.H. Worship Material during the service, and the evening service that day is at Hawksworth.
Please remember in your prayers the Newton family as they prepare to move to pastures new and also the Pursehouse family as they prepare to move ‘north’ to Otley. Please also hold in prayer anyone you know who is seriously ill either at home or hospital, those caring for loved ones day after day at home. Lift any who are going through troubled times to the Lord, for He is our help and salvation. Pray for continued strength for any recovering from accident or illness. May God bless us all in His mercies.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
Morning Shoppers Services will continue at 10-10.30am
Coffee Mornings will continue 10-12noon and
Fellowship Bible Study will continue also
Sun 17 June Father’s Day.
9.30am Holy Communion – Rev A Newton
10.30am Worship – Rev H Harrell
6pm @ Burley Rev P.McDonald
1812 Group @ The Manse
7pm Church Prayers
1.30-2.45pm Toddlers Club
10-noon Coffee Morning Vacant
Hopes & Dreams
10.30am Worship Mr N Moffoot
Hopes & Dreams
7.30pm Membership Course
1.30-2.45pm Toddlers Club
10-noon Coffee Morning for Fitness for the over 55’s Club
10-8pm Flower Festival at Menston Methodist Church
Quiet Day @ Norwood Leader Rev A Newton
10-5pm Menston Flower Festival 7.30pm Simeon Wood Concert
Sun 1 July
July 10.30am Worship & Communion Rev M Bull
2-5pm Flower Festival at Menston
7.30pm Membership Course
7.30pm Churches Together AGM @ Salvation Army
1.30-2.45pm Toddlers Club
10-noon Coffee Morning Vacant
8am Prayer Breakfast @ URC
2.30pm Strawberry Tea @ Pauline & Bob Dobson’s Home
10.30am Church Family Parade Service – Rev A Newton also
6pm Service @ Hawksworth
7pm Network Banquet Rawdon Trinity Church Tickets £6
7.30pm Circuit Local Preachers Meeting @ Pool
6pmfor6.30pm Elderly & Housebound Outing
1.30-2.45pm Toddlers Club
10-noon Coffee Morning for Missions
Circuit Missions Sponsored Walk –see details Reception Notice Board
10am Community Day on Weston Estate
The Sowerby’s Retirement event
9.30am Communion- Rev F Spandler & also at 10.30am Worship
Items for the August edition of Focus to Mrs Joan Monte please
1.30pm Focus Team meeting
1812 Group Synagogue Visit
1.30-2.45pm Toddlers Club
10-noon Coffee Morning for Action for Older People
7.30pm Farewell Service for Rev Michael J Townsend @
Cathedral Church of St
Anne, Great George Street, Leeds, LS2 8BE
10.30am Worship – Rev A Newton
10-noon Coffee Morning for Fitness for over 55’s club
10.30am Worship & Communion & Reception of new members at Alistair’s Farewell United Service
Wed 1st August
7.15pm Service Team Meeting.